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Old 10-12-2015, 07:04 PM
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Old 10-15-2015, 08:39 AM
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Ok... I'm pretty damn proud of myself. I wrapped my bumper and both fenders last weekend. I started with the bumper. I Had it removed already to paint the grill and lower lip. It made it extra difficult since it wasn't stationary. It took about 4 hours total doing the work alone watching football LOL. The fenders were a lot easier and only took 1 hour each.

In the end it came out damn good for my first attempt. All of the guys at work were pretty impressed. The hardest part was removing the backing without getting random **** stuck to it. I need a little more work with the sharp corners. I had a hard time getting it smooth. My huge hands didn't help much either. I'm going to order 30 more feet and finish the rest of the car. I think I should be good on my third wrap HaHaHa.

Avery said the wrap is good for 4 years outdoors with easy removal, so I'm going to give it 2 and re-wrap it in a different color.




















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Old 10-17-2015, 09:44 PM
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It will last longer than 2 easily. To get rid of pinched edges make a couple of quick passes with a heatgun before you finish the corner.

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Old 10-19-2015, 09:27 AM
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Thanks Sparco, that idea worked like a charm. Finished the hood, driver side door, and pillar over the weekend. It all came out flawless. I'm really liking the Avery SW900.

The door was pretty difficult due to the mirror. I was too lazy to take it off, but next time it's coming off for sure. Do I really have to remove the interior door panel to get to the back bolts? I have such bad

luck with panels.
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Yes, remove the door handle as well.
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Originally Posted by NFAC View Post
Thanks Sparco, that idea worked like a charm. Finished the hood, driver side door, and pillar over the weekend. It all came out flawless. I'm really liking the Avery SW900.

The door was pretty difficult due to the mirror. I was too lazy to take it off, but next time it's coming off for sure. Do I really have to remove the interior door panel to get to the back bolts? I have such bad

luck with panels.
Looks good. How much did you use for the whole car? I was going to get 15 feet for the hatch roof and hood I am having trouble pulling the trigger on a color.
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Old 10-21-2015, 12:34 PM
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Originally Posted by dboyzalter View Post
Looks good. How much did you use for the whole car? I was going to get 15 feet for the hatch roof and hood I am having trouble pulling the trigger on a color.

15' should be enough to get the job done since our roof is so small. I have yet to start my hatch but I did take a few measurements, and it should be doable. just try not to waste much when cutting to size.

So far I have 30' invested and I was able to wrap the Hood, fenders, front bumper, both doors, side skirts, and both rear quarter panels. My roof is wrapped in eBay 4D carbon, but I think I have enough scrap to wrap it with the leftover material if i wanted to. A Pro wrapper may be able to do a whole car with less idk.

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Well I just ordered a 50 foot by 60 inch roll. Time to learn
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Well I just ordered a 50 foot by 60 inch roll. Time to learn
What color did u choose?
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Well I just ordered a 50 foot by 60 inch roll. Time to learn

I got a heat gun the other day ... Still dragging my feet on color...

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Would anyone recommend vvivid vynal? Im thinking about getting a 50 ft roll for $300. I have never really heard of VViViD Vinyl but the cheapest 3m equivalent I found was a cool G and if I end up sucking at installation I would rather not be out that much. Thanks for any opinions or reviews.
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Going to tackle wrapping the Z this winter. Vinyl samples are coming in tomorrow.

For those who have done it, a question or two for you:

1. I've been told to use a primer for the edges. Could someone elaborate on this? I'm assuming it is not just standard paint primer since that would ruin the paint.

2. Recommended level of tear down? Bumpers and side skirts are a given. Fender emblems? Door handles? Antenna assembly? Head/Tailights? A Pillars? (would really like to keep them on due to them being prone to breaking). I know in a perfect scenario, everything should be removed, but I guess I am asking for words of advice on what to leave on.
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Up to you on how nice you want your wrap to look. I take everything apart since Im very detail oriented and want my wrap no less than perfect. Some people don't care about details as much, why places like Maaco exists.
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Yeah I agree with Sparco. If you're going to spend the money and time wrapping, may as well do it right the first time and be done. I ended up removing both bumpers, headlights, taillights, side skirts, antenna, mirrors and handles. The wrap came out near perfect because they're zero seems.

I've heard about Vvivid vinyl through eBay... I've looked for videos of complete projects but the only ones that I see posted are from the company, and I rarely see it mentioned on any of the forums. Doesn't meen it's bad, I just can't comment on it.
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Have you ever used the vvivid? Would that be garbage that will make me hate myself? (Question aimed towards the master wrapper) sparco

I came up with brushed black metallic 3m but I couldn't find it for under $1100... So I might go back to the drawing board.

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What color did u choose?
Keeping the car silver , and getting it from http://www.regocarwraps.com
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Looking for advice on how to do the license plate area of the rear bumper. I assume that will be the hardest. Better to just use two pieces?
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I did mine in one piece no seams but requires a ton of patience and practice. Most people including shops put a seam by the rear plate.

@db: Vvivid is an okay vinyl to start learning on. Obvious quality difference compared to 3m or Avery, its a thicker material. You must post heat Vvivid after install. You can get away without post heating the name brands. Vvivid tends to lift if you don't erase the "vinyl memory."
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Need to re-do my MCR hood(yippe) and my rear bumper.

Question on a hood like the MCR.. Multiple pieces or try one large. I am getting bubbles from the heat and it being one piece. Ill get some pics.

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it looks bad ***

Originally Posted by dboyzalter View Post
Looks good. How much did you use for the whole car? I was going to get 15 feet for the hatch roof and hood I am having trouble pulling the trigger on a color.
soooo bad ***

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